Police Investigate Attempted Abduction in Lenexa
LENEXA, Kan. — Police in Lenexa are investigating after an apparent attempted abduction of a child over the weekend.
According to police, an 11-year-old boy who attends Manchester Park Elementary School was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk near 101st Street and Cherry Lane when he was confronted by the occupants of a white car. A passenger in the car pointed a handgun at the boy and told him to “get in the car.”
The boy ran to a nearby liquor store where a clerk contacted authorities.
According to police, the vehicle is described as a dirty white four-door passenger car, unknown make or model. The passenger who pointed the gun at the boy is described as a white male with a dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans and a small amount of facial hair. The gun was described as a black handgun.
The victim did not get a look at the driver and could not provide a further description. The car was last seen heading west on 101st Street toward Woodland Road.
Police say that the boy was very alert to his surroundings as he saw the vehicle first drive past eastbound at a very slow pace, then turn around and head back toward the west, and had already dismounted from the bicycle in preparation to flee at the time he was confronted.
Anyone with information should contact Lenexa Police or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.